Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers records, circa 1960-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers
Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers records
circa 1960-1970 (inclusive)
14 cubic feet (14 cartons)
Collection Number
2052 (Accession No. 2052-001)
Court papers and exhibits of the Association
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

West Coast rank-and-file members of the International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers (AFL-CIO) became dissatisfied with the conduct of wage negotiations by international vice-presidents and those of another international union, the United Papermakers and Paperworkers, with whom a Uniform Labor Agreement had been negotiated. In addition to this dissatisfaction, there was also a feeling that the internationals failed to adequately understand and address local issues. In response they established a new union, the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers, in 1964. Litigation followed, and the records document this. A NLRB election was conducted in October 1964, and the Western organization was certified as the Uniform Labor Agreement bargaining agent. The AWPPW survived an attempt by the two internationals to regain their dominance in 1967. As many of the mills pulled out of the Uniform Labor Agreement after this, contracts were negotiaited at the mill level which allowed for a greater degree of dealing with local issues on a mill by mill basis.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Court papers and exhibits.

Records documenting litigation of establishing a new union, the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers in 1964.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Labor Archives of Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Labor unions--United States--Lumbermen
  • Labor unions--United States--Paper industry workers
  • Labor unions--United States--Wood-pulp industry workers
  • Lumber trade--West (U.S.)
  • Lumbering--West (U.S.)
  • Paper industry workers--Labor unions--West (U.S.)
  • Paper industry workers--West (U.S.)
  • Wood-pulp industry--Labor unions--West (U.S.)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers--Archives
  • Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers--Trials, litigation, etc
  • International Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite, and Paper Mill Workers
  • Pacific Coast Association of Pulp and Paper Manufacturers
  • United Papermakers and Paperworkers
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Briefs
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)